THE BIG PICTURE: A NIGHT AT THE OSCARS® AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL CELEBRATES THE CINEMATIC AND MUSICAL LEGACY OF ACADEMY AWARD
Sunday, September 1, at 7:30 PM
Produced in cooperation with A.M.P.A.S.
Generously sponsored by Acura
Los Angeles, CA (August 15, 2013) - The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, in cooperation with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, presents The Big Picture: A Night at the Oscars celebrating the legacy of Academy Award-winning films and music at the Hollywood Bowl on Sunday, September 1, 2013 at 7:30 PM. From Casablanca to King Kong and Jaws to Up, with music composed by Max Steiner, John Williams, Michael Giacchino, George and Ira Gershwin, among many others, The Big Picture features clips and music from some of the most beloved and acclaimed movies of all time. Iconic scenes are projected in HD on the Hollywood Bowl’s giant screens –including the four brand-new LED HD screens located throughout the venue - while the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, led by David Newman, performs live from the films’ magnificent scores.
Conducting the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra is David Newman, one of today's most accomplished creators of music for film. In his 25-year career, he has scored over 100 films, ranging from War of the Roses, Matilda, Bowfinger, and Heathers, to the more recent The Spirit, Serenity, and Alvin and The Chipmunks: The Squeakuel. Newman's music has brought to life the critically acclaimed dramas Brokedown Palace and Hoffa; top-grossing comedies Norbit, Scooby-Doo, Galaxy Quest, The Nutty Professor, The Flintstones, Throw Mama From the Train; and award-winning animated films Ice Age, The Brave Little Toaster and Anastasia. The recipient of top honors from the music and motion picture industries, he holds an Academy Award nomination for his score to the animated feature, Anastasia, and was the first composer to have his piece, 1001 Nights, performed in the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s FILMHARMONIC Series, conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen. Passionate about nurturing the next generation of musicians, Newman serves as President of the Board of the American Youth Symphony, a 43-year-old pre-professional orchestra based in Los Angeles, where he launched the three-year "Jerry Goldsmith Project." In 2007 he wrote the children’s melodrama “Yoko and the Tooth Fairy” for Crossroads School in Santa Monica, CA, and in 2010 he served on the faculty of the Aspen Music Festival in the Film Scoring Program. When his schedule permits, he visits Los Angeles area high schools to speak about film scoring and mentor young composers. Newman is part of a film music composer dynasty that includes his late father, nine-time Oscar winning composer Alfred, his cousin Randy Newman, his uncles Emil and Lionel Newman, and his siblings Thomas and Maria Newman.
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One of the largest natural amphitheaters in the world, with a seating capacity of nearly 18,000, the HOLLYWOOD BOWL has been the summer home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic since its official opening in 1922, and is home to the best and brightest in all genres of music. It remains one of the best deals in Los Angeles; to this day, $1 buys a seat at the top of the Bowl for many of the Los Angeles Philharmonic's concerts. The venue offers something for everyone, from its sizzling summer evening concerts to the daytime summer arts festival for children, “SummerSounds: Music for Kids at the Hollywood Bowl,” now in its 44th season. In February 2013, the Hollywood Bowl was named Best Major Outdoor Concert Venue for the ninth year in a row at the 24th Annual Pollstar Concert Industry Awards. The Hollywood Bowl has become synonymous with summer in Southern California. http://www.HollywoodBowl.com